2 Samuel 13-14; Psalm 13

On the heels of David’s immorality with Bathsheba, the inspired writer purposely overlooked other events that had taken place in Israel—recording that “some time passed” (2 Sam 13.1) between chs 12 and 13. His intention was to immediately record the fulfillment of Nathan’s proclamation to David: “the sword will never … Continue reading

2 Samuel 11-12; Psalms 51, 130; Proverbs 9

At this point in the account of the life of David one might think Israel’s king a composite of covenant faithfulness—indestructible from without and within. Yet the later portions of David’s life were marked by moral failure—the kind of failure that often comes to those who enjoy a season of … Continue reading